Hub City man jailed on rape charge

Hub City man jailed on rape charge
Marvin McKell. Source: WDAM

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg man is behind bars and facing rape charges after an alleged incident in the Hub City.

Marvin McKell, 35, was arrested Saturday and charged with rape, abuse, neglect and exploitation of a vulnerable adult in connection to the crime.

"We got the call on the 23rd, that it happened between the 21st and 22nd of July around 7 p.m., and investigators believe McKell gave the victim alcohol," said Hattiesburg Police Lt. Jon Traxler. "The victim and the suspect did know one another, so this was not just a random act."

McKell is currently housed at the Forrest County Jail.

The investigation is still ongoing, and if anyone has any information, contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.